Obituary for John L. Caudill

John “Johnny” L. Caudill, 86,  passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Peak Resources-Pinelake, Carthage, NC.

Johnny was a graduate of Elise High School. He enjoyed people and liked to talk with them.  He used these skills as he worked in his Daddy’s store, Caudill’s Cash Grocery in Robbins and later as he opened his own country store on the Leman/Reynolds Mill Road, John L. Caudill’s Store. Johnny also worked for Lucks, Inc. as a Night Watchman for almost 20 years. Johnny survived Single Cell lung cancer.  Metal detecting was a hobby he enjoyed with family and many of his friends.   He liked to grow vegetables, take trips to the beach, watch Westerns on TV and collect antiques.  Johnny loved his wife, Frances’ cooking, especially cornbread and peas.  He also liked sweets and a simple meal of peanut butter and crackers. Johnny was a son of the late Woodrow and Jessie Auman Caudill and was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years: Frances; sister: Sylvia Caudill Garner.

Johnny is survived by daughters: Penny Maness (Racy), of Seagrove, Connie Loy, of Robbins; sons: Mark Caudill (Nelda) and Alex Caudill, of Robbins;  grandchildren: Hannah, Meagan, Carrie, Marlee; several great grandchildren; sister: Rose Ann Seawell (Wendell) and many friends. 

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Pine Rest Cemetery.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Peak Resources/Pinelake for the care that was given to Johnny.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, P O Box 397,  Robbins, NC 27325.

Condolences may be made to

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Caudill family.

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